The movie Mortal Kombat was a pretty exciting thing back in the day. While it's pretty popular for movies to be made out of video games now, back in the 90s it was all still new. The thing was, the movie didn't turn out as great as everyone expected.
Critics hated it, and fans weren't completely sold on it either. While it made a decent amount of money, they kind of pushed their luck and made a sequel, seemingly killing the franchise.
But it seems as though enough time has passed, and Warner Bros. and New Line are ready to take another stab at the classic video game, once again bringing it to the big screen.
Recently, That Hashtag Show was able to discover the characters that would be making an appearance in the movie, and it turns out they are a lot different from the 90s version.
They've got an all-new character taking over as the lead, but there are also a few important characters that are missing. Series staples like Sub-Zero, Scorpion, and Johnny Cage are all missing.
However the producers and writer of the movie have all said that in no way should this list be taken as a final and complete version.
Producer, Todd Garner, explained that "all news is premature," but the screenwriter, Greg Russo, explained a little bit further. "This is NOT the full list of characters," Russo said on Twitter. "An insane amount of love & care has already gone into the project. As [a] guy who used to rule the arcade machine (Kitana all day), it’s in VERY good hands. Hopefully we get to make it soon...”
The movie is currently stalled in the production status, but in case you're curious as to what kind of characters to expect from the movie, we've got you covered.
Current characters expected to appear in the new 'Mortal Kombat'
"Lead Male. 30s. A brand new character to the MK franchise. Cole is a struggling and widowed boxer who cares more about his young daughter than anything. He is incredibly determined and refuses to quit in the face of fantastical adversity."
"Supporting Lead Male. 30s. The large, rugged Australian ex-special forces turned merc-for-hire. He is arrogant and impetuous but a tremendous fighter."
"Supporting Lead Female. 30s. The beautiful, brainy blonde writer who chases the prophecy of Mortal Kombat. She recruits Cole and fights bravely and selflessly for a team she can only be a true part of once she earns a medallion in combat."
"Male. 14. The immortal thunder God and protector of the Earth realm, who leads and trains the Earth team in the Underworld."
"Female. 25-35. A drop dead gorgeous woman that is part of the Outworld side. She wears a sheer gown over thigh-high boots and a revealing one-piece, with a veil that covers her nose and mouth."
JACKSON 'JAX' BRIDGES
"Male. 30-40. “Jax” is a strapping mercenary/military officer who loses both of his hands in an attack and then joins Sonya and Cole to fight the Outworld."
"Male. 20-35. A fire throwing ninja warrior who is a talented Earth realm champion."
"Male. 25-35. The mute warrior monk brother of Liu Kang, who yields an all powerful boomerang hat."
"Male. No age specified. The great sorcerer of Outworld, whose presence is a storm cloud of dark energy. His ever-changing roulette of faces unfurls an evil smile."
"Male. 25-35. An Oni devil mask over his face, his body is composed of twisted sinewy skin, a heavy spiked club replaces one arm."
"Male. 25-35. An evil assassin of Outworld, he is outfitted in a black armored vest and trench coat. His entire head is covered by a scarred black respirator. His signature weapons are two razor-sharp hook swords."
"Female. 25-35. A black-haired vampire of Outworld. Two massive leathery batwings protrude from her bare shoulders. Fresh blood drips from her fangs."
"Male. 25-40. An armor-clad Outworld General with white glowing eyes. He drags a massive war hammer with him."
"Male. Late 80’s. The overseer of the clock tower and the training grounds that house the Earth realm warriors, he is laughably old."
"Female. 12. Cole's scrappy, determined, and wise-beyond-her-years daughter."
"Female. 60s. Cole’s understanding, discerning mother-in-law who houses Emily and is her primary guardian."
"Female. 30-35. Cole’s judgmental sister-in-law, who believes Cole to be a selfish, bad father. She lives with Sophia and Emily."
We don't know when the movie will actually get made, but as the creators all said, obviously there is still room for changes.
Which missing character do you think should be added in?
Video game movies are often mediocre, but you know what else is risky? Making a game based on a movie. There have been a lot of examples where it turned out to be a very bad choice.